Easy Crème Anglaise Recipe

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If you haven’t tried Crème Anglaise, you should! It is basically pourable heaven and this recipe will be your guide to discover it.

creme anglaise recipe

What is Crème Anglaise

So crème anglaise, basically, is a pourable custard. In a word, heaven. You know when you go to a fancy restaurant, and they decorate the plate with that creamy white sauce? It is crème anglaise. It is super easy to make, and so incredibly versatile.

You can pour it over berries and angel food cake like I did here, or you can pour it over bread pudding, a simple chocolate cake, or a summer crisp or cobbler. No matter how you use it, I promise that it is rich and creamy, and worth every ounce of (albeit, little) effort that you put forth making it.

Crème Anglaise Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 vanilla bean
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 3 Tablespoons sugar
creme anglaise recipe

How to Make – The Steps

Step 1: Scrape and seed a vanilla bean into a saucepan with milk and cream. Bring to a simmer. Remove from the heat.

creme anglaise recipe

Step 2: In a medium bowl, add yolks and sugar.

creme anglaise recipe

Step 3: Whisk together until combined.

creme anglaise recipe

Step 4: Very, very slowly add some of the milk/cream mixture, while whisking constantly.

creme anglaise recipe

Step 5: By slow, I mean like a trickle. You do not want to scramble your eggs.

creme anglaise recipe

Step 6: When you have all of the milk into the yolk mixture, pour it back into the saucepan.

creme anglaise recipe

Step 7: Put it back on the stove over low heat. Cook until it thickens, about 5 minutes, stirring constantly.

creme anglaise recipe

Step 8: You will know that it is ready when you dip a wooden spoon into the mixture and it coats the spoon.

creme anglaise recipe

Step 9: And when you swipe your finger across, the line stays.

creme anglaise recipe

Step 10: Pour the creme anglaise through a fine sieve.

creme anglaise recipe

Step 11: Cover and chill. Pour over anything, if it makes it that far.

creme anglaise recipe

Step 12: Pour over anything, if it makes it that far.

creme anglaise recipe
creme anglaise recipe

Easy Creme Anglaise Recipe

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How to make Creme Anglaise – the simple custard that can be a sauce, frozen into ice cream, or baked into a custard.
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Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 vanilla bean
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 3 Tablespoons sugar

Instructions
 

  • Scrape and seed a vanilla bean into a saucepan with milk and cream. Bring to a simmer. Remove from the heat.
  • In a medium bowl, add yolks and sugar.
  • Whisk together until combined.
  • Very, very slowly add some of the milk/cream mixture, while whisking constantly.
  • By slow, I mean like a trickle. You do not want to scramble your eggs.
  • When you have all of the milk into the yolk mixture, pour it back into the saucepan.
  • Put it back on the stove over low heat. Cook until it thickens, about 5 minutes, stirring constantly.
  • You will know that it is ready when you dip a wooden spoon into the mixture and it coats the spoon.
  • And when you swipe your finger across, the line stays.
  • Pour the creme anglaise through a fine sieve.
  • Cover and chill.
  • Pour over anything, if it makes it that far.
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